Oct 14, 2007

Geocaching With the Fam...

My Dad came into town this weekend for a quick trip...got in Friday evening and left early-early this morning. Yesterday we took a drive up Rt 2 to see some leaves. Well, they were so-so, but we got an excellent geocache in.

Geocaching 101--sort of like hiking and treasure hunting rolled into one. You download coordinates from a geocaching site (eg
http://www.geocaching.com/), put them into your GPS unit, and go hunting. When you get to the right spot you'll find the cache--usually some sort of container (ammo box, tupperware, etc) with a logbook and doo-dads in it. You sign your name and the date in the logbook and switch out some doo-dads, if you so desire. The rule with the trinkets is "take one leave one." So I left a new pack of Mint-A-Burst and took a tiny geocache medallion.

This particular one included a fairly difficult hike up a hill near a college, and a nifty cave!

Gotta run; His Highness needs his mommy. Enjoy the pic...

2 comments:

Emma Sometimes said...

How fun!! I've never heard of that...I'll have to try it!

Skerrib said...

Do, it's a blast...and other than the upfront cost of the GPS unit, it's free!